AFL-era lineman Al Bemiller named 2013 Distinguished Service Award winner

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills Monday Quarterback Club has announced the newest recipient of the group's distinguished service award named for team found and owner Ralph Wilson.

The Monday Quarterback Club, the business-sponsored supporting group of the Buffalo Bills organization, has named AFL-era offensive lineman Al Bemiller as their 2013 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Distinguished Service Award recipient. Bemiller will be feted on November 17 when the New York Jets come to town.

Bemiller played at Syracuse University - winning a national championship - before being drafted in the seventh round of the 1961 AFL draft. He stepped into the starting lineup as a rookie center, but was at right guard for the Bills' two AFL Championships in 1964 and 1965. He was back at center the following year, and ended up playing every offensive line position over his 126-game AFL career. He never missed a game in nine seasons.

Bemiller, originally from southern Pennsylvania, made his permanent home in Orchard Partk after retiring and has been active in the Buffalo Bills Alumni Association in addition to his work as a coach and substitute teacher in the region.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker